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Khalid Al Mouahidi : A binational from the US and Morocco, Khalid El Mouahidi has worked for several american companies in the Maghreb Region and is currently based in Casablanca, where he is doing consulting jobs for major international companies . Khalid writes analytical pieces about economic ties between the Maghreb and the Mena Region, where he has an extensive network

Migration, security top agenda during Jean-Yves Le Drian ′s visit to Niger

French Foreign Affairs minister, Jean-Yves Le Drian began an official visit to Niger on Tuesday to boost cooperation between the two nations. Security and the migration crisis will top the agenda of the visit, according to local media. Jean-Yves Le Drian will meet with President Mahamadou Issoufou and the Foreign Affairs minister, Ibrahim Yacouba to […]

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Canadian Army to send counter-terrorism experts to Tunisia

The Canadian Army is considering sending five soldiers to Tunisia to provide counter-terrorism training for the North African nation’s army, Ottawa Citizen News portal reports. The move according to the spokesperson of the Department of National Defence, Daniel Le Bouthillier, is part of Canada’s Counter-Terrorism Capacity Building Program. In Bouthillier’s words, Canadian Armed Forces personnel […]

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Africa has imported $ 65.8 billion food in 2016 – Report

The African continent spent about $ 65.8 billion on food imports in 2016, a report released by Trade Law Center for Southern Africa (TRALAC) said. According to the report, trade data over the review period 2012-2016 reveal that on average Africa’s food trade deficit was around US$30 billion annually. It noted that from a high […]

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Somali president meets Saudi King as gulf crisis deepens

Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo on Wednesday met with his Saudi Arabia counterpart King Salman Abdulaziz amid tension over neutral position in Gulf crisis. President Farmajo and King Salman have discussed ways to boost the bilateral relations between the two nations, mainly security, economic and the investment, his office said. In his words, the talks […]

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Ailing Algeria’s Bouteflika to finally meet German Chancellor Merkel

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika on Tuesday congratulated German Chancellor Angela Merkel for her party’s victory in the legislative elections and invited her to pay official visit to Algeria, state-run APS news agency reports. Earlier this year Chancellor Merkel’s visit to the North African nation has been called off because President Bouteflika was too sick to […]

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Rwandan Genocide: French Bank BNP Paribas under investigation

Judges in France have opened a judicial investigation against BNP Paribas for ‘complicity in genocide and complicity in crimes against humanity,’ AFP reports on Monday. According to AFP, the move comes after three NGOs had filed a lawsuit against BNP Paribas for alleged “complicity” in the 1994 genocide of the Tutsi minority in Rwanda. The […]

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CAR needs a strong state – France’s Emmanuel Macron

French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday held talks with his Central African Republic counterpart Faustin-Archange Touadera and discussed ways to further intensify bilateral relations and help reconciliation in the war-torn Central African nation. Faustin-Archange Touadera, who arrived at the Elysée Palace in Paris on Monday, said his brief visit will further strengthen relations between Central […]

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Eritrea urged UN to lift ‘unjustified’ arms sanctions

Eritrean government this weekend called on the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to lift the arms sanctions imposed on it by the council since 2009. Speaking at the United Nations General Assembly in New York, the Horn of Africa tiny nation’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Osman Saleh Mohammed urged the U.N to do more to truly […]

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Kenya: Protesters demand sacking of judges who invalidated election

Supporters of Kenya’s ruling party who started protests Monday have gathered Tuesday outside the Supreme Court to demand the removal of the judges who nullified President Uhuru Kenyatta’s re-election in August. Ruling Jubilee Party supporters also burned tires and blocked one of the major highways into the capital, Nairobi. The protests came a day after […]

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Mali: Mayor of Sikasso announces candidacy ahead of 2018 polls

The mayor of Sikasso in southern Mali, Kalifa Sanogo, on Sunday announced his candidacy for the country’s next presidential election. “Yes, at the request of thousands of my supporters gathered Saturday in Sikasso, I agreed to be a candidate in the 2018 presidential election,” Kalifa Sanogo was quoted by AFP as saying. Kalifa Sanogo, former […]

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